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I am pretty sure this is a Jamaican tall Cocos, though it could possibly be a Panama tall or green Hawaiian tall (wow this phone takes horrible photos, haha).

I repotted this palm about a month ago and the difference really shows.

That Cocos to the left of center is a golden Hawaiian tall.  This is one of only two palms (plants actually) I have not yet repotted this year.

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This is a golden Hawaiian tall, also recently repotted and putting on noticeable growth since.

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The new palms are really getting a good soaking tonight.

My Veitchia winin has really taken off since it was repotted:

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This NOID palm is just lovely.  I wish I could figure out what it is:

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Dictyosperma album:

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Dypsis prestoniana:

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Chambeyronia macrocarpa:

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Adonidia merrillii:

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Euterpe edulis:

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Chamaedorea elegans:

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Cocos nucifera “Jamaican tall”:

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Cyrtostachys renda:

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Cyrtostachys “Apple”:

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Licuala grandis:

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Carpentaria acuminata:

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Carpoxylon macrospermum:

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Chamaedorea costaricensis:

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Phoenix dactylifera:

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Blood banana (Musa sumatrana):

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Veitchia arecina:

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Hyophorbe lagencaulis and Trachycarpus fortunei:

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Hyophorbe lagencaulis and Arenga engleri:

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This summer-like Friday evening seemed like the perfect occasion to sit back and admire all of my palms and other plants at their seasonal apogee of health and vitality, while jamming to some 80s classics and modern House (strange bedfellows I know) and enjoy a couple bottles of my favorite Red, Ménage à Trois.  The humidity is up there, as evidenced by the condensation on my glass.

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I have to say, I am not terribly impressed with the quality of the photos generated by this iPhone.  Still an improvement from the last “smartphone” though.

Mine may now be merely a humble existence only punctuated occasionally by simple pleasures, but as a very insightful refrigerator magnet in my parent’s former home reminded me throughout my young adulthood, “Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we’re here, we should dance.”.

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Cheers,

-Michael

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Nice plants! 

I definitely enjoy your documentation -

best regards and cheers!:greenthumb:

Lars

 

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Thank you Lars. :greenthumb::shaka-2:

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Doing some work in the garden today, I noticed that my Chambeyronia macrocarpa has contracted crown rot.  I guess the rainy weather over the past month was too much of a good thing for this palm.  The spear did pull, however, the rest of the palm appears healthy, including the stem and base.  Thus, I think this one will go on to make a full recovery. 

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I immediately treated it with a stiff dose of systemic fungicide and will be periodically pouring hydrogen peroxide in the void left by the spear pull.

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I also have to make sure to pull it under cover to keep it from getting soaked over the next week.

I treated all of my palms with systemic fungicide this afternoon (and most of my other stuff) and going forward, will just treat them all every month or so to help prevent these unpredictable infections.

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redant

One full container ranch there. Things look great.

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Thank you Doug!  More than a few of them are thanks to you.  When it comes to keeping one's collection in pots, I have discovered that getting the soil right is by far the most important factor for success.

Here is my odd little Chamaedorea seifrizii, looking much healthier lately.

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I dare say my D. prestoniana might be a "Big Curly".

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A great garden there Michael, frustrating as they are sometimes.

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Thank you Steve.  Yes it is a challenge, but then I tend to choose more challenging gardening endeavors.  Still, it is nice to have some stuff you can just water occasionally and forgot about.

That would make an interesting thread, something like, "What is the most challenging palm you grow?" or "Which palms are generally speaking the most challenging, irrespective of whether one has an ideal climate or not?".  Something like Licuala cordata or Hydriastele ramsayi comes to mind.  Still, living in a climate ideally suited to a given palm would make the biggest difference between success and failure.  Still other factors, like specific soil needs come into play with some palms.  Such as those that require serpentine soils.

-Michael

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A nice healthy Jubaea sprout from Kinzyjr.  We are going to give this species a serious go in Central Florida and see if we can get long-term results.  I might try growing inside in a sunny window for the first few years while the palm is small enough, since it is the hot, humid summer weather that really does these in in the Southeast from everything I have read.

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A nice, deep green Dypsis lutescens seedling.  I know they are common as can be, but I have been wanting wanting one anyhow.  Will be interesting to see if I can keep it this deep green as it grows.

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Here are my remaining Cyrtostachys seedlings.  I just repotted them into fresh mix and gave the usual rooting hormone, fungicide and seaweed emulsion treatment.  Very little root growth was evident overall but some had little nubs of new roots (if that makes sense).

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A friend and I made a trip to check out Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota yesterday and I picked up a few new palms on the way from SWFlChris.

The first was a replacement for my Clinostigma savoryanum.

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Next, I picked up a few palms my mom wants to plant out in her garden.  Licuala peltata sumawongii, Dypsis decaryi and Carpoxylon macrospermum.

 

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